Pain coming from your spine can be extremely concerning, especially if it’s waking you up at night, preventing you from exercising or working, or limiting your mobility. At Metro Denver Pain Management, with offices in Greenwood Village and Parker, Colorado, the interventional pain management specialists offer comprehensive solutions for spine pain so you can feel better. To explore treatment options and find the best solution for your needs, call or schedule a visit online today.
Most causes of back or neck pain resolve on their own within a few weeks, but if you’ve had pain longer than a month that hasn’t gotten better or is getting worse, it’s best to schedule an exam at Metro Denver Pain Management. The pain experts look for these signs and symptoms which can signal a problem:
These symptoms can indicate more complex spinal issues rather than simple back or neck pain due to muscle strains or overuse injuries.
Spinal pain can develop in the spinal joints, discs, or bones of the spine from a variety of conditions, like:
For a proper diagnosis, your pain management specialist asks about your symptoms, when the pain began, and any activities that make your pain better or worse. If you’re taking medications for your pain or have tried other therapies without success, let them know during your consultation.
To diagnose spine pain, you have a physical exam and imaging, if needed, after your initial consultation. During the exam, your pain management specialist may press on your spine in different areas checking for discomfort and helps you move through different positions to check your joint mobility and muscle flexibility.
If indicated, they order X-rays or an MRI to determine your diagnosis. Once diagnosed, they explain treatment options.
Your diagnosis and the severity and frequency of your symptoms determine your treatment for spine pain which can range from medication to minimally invasive procedures. The pain management specialists at Metro Denver Pain Management may recommend:
For cases that require more invasive surgery, Metro Denver Pain Management works with the best surgeons and specialists in the area to ensure you receive the best care for your condition.
To schedule a visit to discuss your spine pain symptoms, call Metro Denver Pain Management, or book online now.